Any professional hotel build or refurbishment will aim to strike the perfect balance between aesthetic and functionality, looking - on a room-by-room basis - at how individual components can create a positive experience for guests.
However, challenges arise towards the end of the project when budget has depleted, and the originally specified products are swapped out for alternatives due to the need to unexpectedly spend elsewhere.
It means the final hurdle of the project - which sees the initial vision truly come to life - is more about hitting cost requirements than selecting the best products for the building's needs.
The assistance of an architectural ironmonger at the specification stage of a project can prove vital.
As well as helping to translate and convert requirements into a functional and legally compliant ironmongery schedule, they can support in achieving an overall aesthetic that will impress your guests and ensure the finished building has the 'wow' factor.
For this reason, Häfele puts architectural ironmongery central to the design and delivery of hotels as part of a wider product specification programme.
The Häfele Projects 360° Team offers hotel designers and operators a solution to ensure design consistency across an entire building, from start to finish. Their tailored programmes of work are built around specific budgets and deadlines and adhere to current British and European design standards, offering bespoke solutions which ensure each hotel stands out for its individuality.
Häfele offer design consultation, product specification and product selection, as well as order management, ongoing support and after sales care that helps you achieve the levels of accuracy, attention to detail and absolute functionality you require for your project.
They also consider architectural ironmongery alongside other key components, such as sliding door gear and access control.
Häfele’s team of over 20 Guild of Architectural Ironmongers are DipGAI qualified, and they’re one of the founding members of the GuildMark Scheme. These accreditation's demonstrate their commitment to quality, education and professional excellence when it comes to architectural ironmongery, so their customers can be assured of the highest standards of modern specification.
For example, with their industry standard door scheduling software, their team can prepare accurate and detailed 'door-by-door schedules' for hotel projects of all shapes and sizes.
Häfele will produce an easy to follow document with a comprehensive list of all doors in your project and the related door hardware, tailored to your requirements to include product imagery and pricing information, grouping similar products into hardware sets.
Häfele will discuss beforehand specific design and building functionality requirements, in addition to any budgetary considerations, ensuring the schedule meets the needs of the project from both an aesthetic and building standards perspective. All they require is the building floor plan, door and joinery details and the door schedule. They will then create your door-by-door schedule around your timescales, split out by product for the relevant subcontractors.
Recently, Häfele have been called on to help create an interiors scheme designed to leave a lasting impression on guests in a luxury hotel in London.
They've developed and supplied a suite of UK-manufactured, gun metal black removable grab rails, drop bars and shower seats for a total of 15 bathrooms within the hotel, which adapt to the individual style and needs of its users, to create an accessible shower area that looks just as good as it functions.
And on another recent hotel project, Häfele specified & supplied their suite of architectural ironmongery, access control technology Dialock, and LED lighting range Loox with Nimbus. These were all integrated into a Gira Room Management System that controls the room temperature, bringing together all the vital components required to make a hotel building function to its maximum.
When your hotel moves from concept to reality, it's important to look at the building as an overall scheme. When you've invested significantly in the latest technologies or building products to ensure your environment is in line with the needs of today's customers, the finishing touches should be equally prioritised to bring your entire vision together.
Häfele’s experts are on hand to make sure the finite detail remains a big deal, and is delivered in such a way to make your project even more efficient, meaning you’re free to focus on getting people through the doors.
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